The Great Escape

Grounded in a near-century-old legacy, this is a whole new escape from the commonplace. (Re)built by the Idaho Aviation Foundation to be a beautiful, nonprofit public resource in the great outdoors, Big Creek Lodge opens up an off-the-grid backcountry experience unlike anything else out there. Make your getaway.


Adventure ready.

The Cabin duplex is a rustic log retreat with two separate spaces that share a common porch. Each Cabin room has a half-bath and sleeps two adults in a queen bed—plus features a bonus accommodation boost in a loft with a standard mattress.

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Wildest dreams.

An ideal wilderness hideaway—beautifully constructed with wood floors, large wrap-around windows, and eight bunk beds—the Kif Brown Yurt at Big Creek opens up a more independent approach to outdoor adventures here.

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Paradise, found.

Big Creek Lodge recently rose again in the breathtaking backcountry of Idaho after a devastating fire. Both old school and all new, it combines the charm of a classic mountain retreat with the appeal of modern amenities.

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Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.

– Edward Abbey
fishing at Big Creek Lodge

The Activities

This is where wanderlust takes off. Full of transporting possibilities, set out on a big adventure right outside your door. And take a walk (or ride) on the wild side.
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The Area

Big Creek lies on the lip of a vast 2.4 million acres of untamed land called the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. By and large, it's pretty epic out here.
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Big Creek National Forest Service sign
Big Creek Lodge food

The Menu

It's not only a feast for the eyes up here. It's actually quite a feast. Focused on healthy, filling cuisine to fit backcountry tastes, our menu changes often depending on what's in season and inspiring us.
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The History

The original Big Creek Hotel attracted generations to this outdoor wonderland. Until a fire burned this piece of Idaho history to the ground. Many thought this unforgettable destination was lost to the past. Until we gave it a new future.
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Big Creek Lodge 1936

News & Happenings

The Lodge has been winterized, and here are Caretakers Mike and Theresa receiving a special framed print of Big Creek airstrip and area as a special keepsake. Jim Davies, President of Idaho Aviation Foundation (operators of the lodge) presented the gift during the winterization project. ... See MoreSee Less

October 28, 2018  ·  

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With snow on our final weekend (which melted next day), a team is now putting the Lodge to bed til May. Thanks for a tremendous first season and special thanks to your hosts Theresa and Mike Giery! ... See MoreSee Less

October 15, 2018  ·  

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This weekend is our final weekend before we winterize the Lodge-we will be closed til May 20 2019. We are serving breakfast Saturday and Sunday 7:30-10am., and the lodge rooms are pretty well booked this weekend. If you can’t make it, we hope you can visit next year! ... See MoreSee Less

October 10, 2018  ·  

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